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Senior Advisor, HR Management, Head Start Programs (P4)

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Publicado hace 13 días

Staff whose work requires or potentially could require any in-person interaction with Save the Children colleagues, partners, or beneficiaries must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless otherwise required by law. Save the Children complies with federal, state, and local laws with regard to accommodations related to this policy.



Save the Children’s U.S. Programs (USP) division is committed to ensuring that all children in rural America have a healthy, strong foundation to thrive as learners and in life. We operate Head Start (HS) and Early Head Start (EHS) programs in five (5) states serving children and families in rural communities. Save the Children is seeking a Senior Advisor, Head Start Human Resources. In this role, you will oversee a complex range of administrative functions related to human resource management, implementation of policies and procedures, employee relations, and performance management for a portfolio of programs across multiple states. You will be responsible for supervising and backstopping HR Managers, providing support to program management, and leading and/or executing projects, assessments, and audits.


Human Resources Management (40%)

  • Supervise and provide tactical direction to HS HR managers, setting goals, overseeing deliverables, and ensuring HR practices are implemented with quality
  • Train, develop, coach, lead, and supervise staff, clearly communicating organization, division and department priorities, and how their work contributes to our mission, ensuring that the working environment continually fosters diversity, inclusion, and belonging – supporting Save the Children values
  • Serve as a backstop in the extended absence of local HR Manager(s)
  • Assists with the planning, and oversees the execution of, annual furloughs, cost of living increases, promotions, reductions-in-force, and employee off-boarding
  • Coordinates with program leadership and HS Talent Attraction and Acquisition team to align needs with recruitment efforts
  • Lead HR projects of varying complexity across multiple HS programs; developing project plans, executing and delegating tasks, and ensuring projects are completed on time

Policy and Compliance (30%)

  • Ensure compliance with Agency, State and Program-wide policies, labor codes and standards, and HS Program Performance Standards
  • Ensure proper practices are used in managing short term disability, workers’ compensation, vaccine exemption protocols, and management of other employee health related matters
  • Oversee the creation, maintenance, protection, and regular auditing of personnel files in accordance with Save the Children standards, Office of Head Start (OHS) and state childcare licensing requirements, and applicable employment laws
  • Contribute to the regular upkeep of the HS Employee Handbook and other applicable policies and procedures
  • Advise on complex matters in accordance with policies and procedures, consulting with legal, payroll, finance and HR advisory staff as needed
  • Work with program leadership and local HS HR Managers to prepare various personnel and compliance reports

Employee Relations and Performance Management (30%)

  • Partners with program leaders and people managers; conducting routine meetings, consulting on management matters, and providing HR guidance when appropriate
  • Manages and resolves complex employee relations issues related to misconduct, performance, conflict, and policy violations
  • Collaborates with the Employee Relations team to conduct effective, thorough and objective investigations
  • Provides day-to-day performance management guidance to line management (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions)
  • Supports the quality and completion of annual employee reviews
  • Works closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention
  • Develops HS-specific HR training programs and teaches courses throughout the year and at pre-service
  • Collaborates with Employee Experience team to monitor and support completion of onboarding and compliance curriculum


Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor Degree or equivalent experience, plus at least 7 years of relevant experience
  • Experience working directly with management in an advisory capacity
  • Working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines, including compensation practices, employee relations, diversity, performance management, and federal and state respective employment laws
  • Ability to acquire a thorough understanding of the organization's hierarchy, jobs, qualifications, compensation practices, and the administrative practices related to those factors
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Effective time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Professional proficiency in MS Office suite
  • Professional proficiency in spoken and written English
  • Willingness to travel up to 25%; ability to drive a fleet or rental vehicle for Save the Children business travel
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with individuals and teams at all levels, both internally and externally
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering and maintaining and environment of diversity, inclusion, and belonging


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience managing or supervising others
  • Experience leading or working on projects, audits or assessments
  • Experience working with Head Start, childcare, or other early education entity



Save the Children is offering the following salary ranges for this position, dependent on candidate location:

  • Geo 1 - NY Metro, DC, and other locations with labor costs significantly above national average: Target Salary for this position is $108,800 – $121,600 base salary
  • Geo 2 - Locations around the US National Labor Cost Average: Target Salary for this position is $98,600 – $110,200 base salary
  • Geo 3 - Locations significantly below the US National Labor Cost Average: Target Salary for this position is $88,400 – $98,800 base salary

Actual base salary may vary based upon, but not limited to, relevant experience, base salary of internal peers, business sector, and geographic location. Employee may be eligible for an incentive program. Save the Children also offers paid vacation, accrued at least 12 days a year, depending on paygrade and length of service, paid safety and wellness leave of at least 1 day per month worked for a full time employee which is pro rata reduced for employees working less than a full time schedule, and at least 10 paid holidays a year. Employees may be eligible for additional bonus compensation. Save the Children US also offers outstanding benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurances, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program, a retirement savings plan with employer contribution, family leave, paid parental/adoption leave of 60 days, commuter benefits, paid caregiver leave days, 1 paid volunteer day a year, paid critical child illness leave days, dress for your day, and much more.   


Why you should join the Save the Children Team…

Save the Children US offers outstanding benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurances, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program, 403(b), generous vacation, personal sick leave, family leave, parental/adoption leave, commuter benefits, dress for your day, and much more. 

Click here to learn more about how Save the Children US will invest in YOU!


About Save the Children

No matter your role when you join Save the Children, each and every day you will challenge yourself to devote your skills, talent and expertise to changing the world for kids. It’s an ambitious goal, and a meaningful one no matter how you see yourself professionally: an accountant, a writer, a data analyst, a teacher, a driver, a designer, or any one of the hundreds of dozens of roles we’re looking to fill every day.

You see, Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share. 

Our work for children and their families requires that we commit—at every opportunity—to work together to identify and dismantle persistent systemic and structural racism, inequality, and any other forms of discrimination in this country and beyond. As an anti-racist organization, Save the Children will not tolerate discrimination in any form—in our employment practices, amongst our staff, in our leadership or toward the people we serve. We stand in solidarity with all people to fight for equal rights, justice, inclusion, and belonging. 

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws. 

Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom we are in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation.

Save the Children is committed to minimizing safety and security risks for our valued employees, ensuring all are given training, support and information to reduce their risk exposure while maximizing the impact of our programs for children and families. Our shared duty, both agency and individual, is to seek and maintain safe working conditions for all.

Staff whose work requires or potentially could require any in-person interaction with Save the Children colleagues, partners, or beneficiaries must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless otherwise required by law. Save the…

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